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Sacramento Kings Detroit Pistons
22-41 March 11, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills 24-39



The Detroit Pistons host Sacramento on Tuesday, looking to build on their 24-39 mark against the 22-41 Kings in NBA action at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons are 24-39 so far on the season, and 28-35 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 22-41 and 27-34-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 44-19 and the Kings go 31-31-1 on the totals.

View Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as -3.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 211.

This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-92 victory for the Pistons.

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Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 104-89 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Kings got a 28-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 20 rebounds, but Brooklyn still ran past Sacramento 104-89 on Sunday at Barclays Center.

The Pistons were a 118-111 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (229) made winners of OVER bettors. Josh Smith scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 118-111 against Boston in NBA action at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 15-ranked offense (100.94 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.78 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.89% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.88% on average).

Next up:
Sacramento at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 12th
Detroit at Toronto, Wednesday, March 12th